Hyundai, the South Korean car maker, has announced its plans to have 31 green cars in its line-up combined with Kia and take it to 38 by 2025. This includes current cars like the Ioniq and the Kona as the latter have already been confirmed for India.
Hyundai-Kia have laid out their future plans in their annual presentation which includes taking all their six platforms to the next generation and you can read about that here. These new platforms might also be developed with provisions for electrification, full or part, depending upon the model and the market. Hyundai-Kia have set themselves an aggressive target for electrification, thereby bringing them at par with global brands like Toyota, Mercedes-Benz amongst others.
As a part of the target template, the smaller compact cars like hatchbacks will be fully electrified with range up to 200kms for urban usage while the mid and mid-large segment cars will have hybrid or plug-in hybrid setups with range up to 500kms and will run on fossil fuel as well as electricity. Vehicles in the large segment, which includes transport vehicles, will employ fuel cell technology. Hyundai also aims to build smaller fuel-cell cars as that technology is also being explored to be a reliable option for electric vehicles as well.
With India being one of the prime markets for Hyundai, there is a fair chance of the electric line-up making it into the country. The Kona EV has already been confirmed for next year in India and with Kia as well as MG coming in with EVs, Hyundai would want to use its market dominance to become a prominent EV player as well in the country.